Last January, our friend Peter Kollock passed away unexpectedly, leaving a legacy of great work on cooperation and collective action, where he examined markets, exchange dynamics and the creation of common goods.
Marc Smith, a deep analyst of participation in online communities, was a student of Peter's at UCLA, then co-authored Communities in Cyberspace with him.
With Marc, let's discuss:
* What made Peter's approach and insights special? * Why does it pay to be good? How do minorities move majorities? * What motivates people to create common goods? When does cooperation fail?